This year marks the 30th anniversary of the film Footloose, which starred Kevin Bacon as a dancing Chicago teen who moves to a small religious town where dancing and rock music have been banned.
Bacon made an appearance last night on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, which had just outlawed dancing on the show. But, the actor, upon hearing the news, would have none of that! He then proceeded to reenact his dance moves from Footloose, including the confetti-filled prom dance!
Check out the video here below, along with Fallon’s post-dance interview with Bacon.
May 2010- The Nightmare on Elm Street remake is atrocious. If you’ve had the displeasure of seeing it, not much more needs to be added.
June 2010- The Karate Kid remake makes ton of cash, but everybody over the age of 10 feels unclean after watching it as it’s 30 minutes too long and Jaden Smith is annoying.
October 2011- The Footloose remake gets it right.
Now we wait as Hollywood tries to remake\reboot\re_____ every single film from 1984. Let the laxative work its way into the system as we get sprayed out updated versions of Ghostbusters, Amadeus, Cocoon, and Breakin’. I know, if Breakin’ does well then we get to see the words Electric Boogaloo onscreen again.
With films like Black Snake Moan and Hustle & Flow to his name, director Craig Brewer seems like the perfect filmmaker to take on a remake of Footloose, right?
Well, how odd that may in fact sound, come October 14, 2011, we’ll be getting a chance to see just what Brewer has to offer thanks to his quite talked about remake. However, while we wait, we have a brand new trailer to check out and I must say, the film looks, for lack of a better word, intriguing.
Paramount Pictures has released a press release officially revealing the cast for their remake of the 1984 Kevin Bacon film, Footloose.
The lead character Ren McCormack was awarded to Kenny Wormald, a relatively new actor, best known for his dancing abilities. Wormald has appeared as a dancer in movies like You Got Served and Clerks II, and also was a part of the movie Center Stage: Turn It Up. He joins popular Dancing with the Stars performer Julianne Hough, who will step into Lori Singer’s role of Ariel Moore. Hough is also new to the acting game, but has a new movie called Burlesque coming up and even appeared in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, giving her a little geek cred.